The court1 may also make an order for the absolute discharge of an accused where a special verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity2 is returned3 or findings have been made that the defendant is under a disability4 and that he did the act or omission charged against him5. The court may make the order if it is of the opinion, having regard to the circumstances, including the nature of the offence and character of the offender, that it is inexpedient to inflict punishment and that an order for absolute discharge wold be most suitable in all the
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